My Independence Day Post

Everyone other US blogger will surely have their own 4th of July post. Hopefully mine is unique.

I have no plans for today. It’s not that I don’t want plans. It’s not that I don’t want to celebrate a holiday. It’s just that…nothing came up. If I were a good US citizen, I would find something patriotic to do. I don’t really mean buying a $1 flag to stick in the yard or going to a fireworks show. Something patriotic. Something in remembrance of the day we’re celebrating.

Today we celebrate independence from British rule. What does that mean to you, blog reader? What does that mean to me? How does that change our lives, today, in 2008? Unfortunately, I don’t know. I don’t know how to celebrate properly. I don’t know how to rejoice in my independence. I don’t think I can appreciate it as much, because I didn’t live through it. And that’s where I hope this post will be unique. I hope that everyone else around this country is taking pride, getting out, and showing thanks for what we have.

Meanwhile, I’ll try to straighten out my independence.

John 8:34-36 (NIV) “Jesus replied, ‘I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'”

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4 Responses to My Independence Day Post

  1. Scoob says:

    The 4th in many ways makes me sad. I am a bit disappointed in our country, as are many. I think the spirit of the foundation of this country has floundered. Our society is more lax morally and a majority of people could care less to what happens unless it directly affects them.
    Our country needs another great revolution, not necessarily a war or violent change but a great change or re-centering. We need another great leader, a person of vision. I do not foresee this happening. I hope that we can and will have a revolution to repair what was.
    My thoughts are that we will fall as the Romans did. This great nation will unravel from within and outside forces will tear it apart. I still think that the freedoms that we do have are greater than any other nation but I also believe that people have taken to great a liberty of some of those freedoms and the spirit of what was created has been warped and twisted.
    I think I’ll have more to add to this on a later date.

  2. Roger says:

    Please do. It seems we’ve encompassed this mountain before…

  3. cousin dave says:

    I like fireworks.. I am a “closed-minded blinder ridden American”.

  4. Roger says:

    It is the nature of man to question why and try to find relevance in this world.

    It is the nature of Dave to laugh at that man.

    😉

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